Teaching about Creation and the Holy Spirit
Today I would like to give a teaching about Creation and the Holy Spirit. I will only have a few scriptural references here.

The King James version of the Bible gives us the following.

"1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:1-2"

So now I want to give the Joseph Smith translation

"1 And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this heaven and this earth; write the words which I speak.
2 I am the Beginning and the End; the Almighty God. By mine Only Begotten I created these things.
3 Yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth upon which thou standest.
4 And the earth was without form, and void; and I caused darkness to come up upon the face of the deep. 5 And my Spirit moved upon the face of the waters, for I am God.
Genesis 1:1-4”

And lastly I want to give you the Hebraic Roots Bible’s version

“1 In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth;1
2 and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of Elohim moving gently on the face of the waters,
Genesis 1:1-2”
Now we see something very interesting. In the beginning God created but if you go to the Bible that was translated from Hebrew and has the names intact we see the following. In the beginning the Elohim created.. But now lets see what that word means.
“Elohim (Hebrewאֱלֹהִים [ʔɛloːˈhim]) in the Hebrew Bible refers to deities, and is one of the many names or titles for God in the Hebrew Bible.

So let us rewrite this same part.

In the Beginning The Deities created the heavens and the earth. Now we are starting to see another picture, according to Latter-day Saint teachings The Father tasked Jesus to rebuild the Earth. But let as read a little more. “..and the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters..” You can substitute God with Lord.
So now we have an interesting problem. The Bible says that in the beginning the Gods (plural) created the heaven and the earth. But lets see what the Book of Abraham says:
1 And then the Lord said: Let us go down. And they went down at the beginning, and they, that is the Gods, organized and formed the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth, after it was formed, was empty and desolate, because they had not formed anything but the earth; and darkness reigned upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of the Gods was brooding upon the face of the waters.
3 And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light; and there was light.
4 And they (the Gods) comprehended the light, for it was bright; and they divided the light, or caused it to be divided, from the darkness.
Abraham 4:1-4

So we see that the Gods created everything. So who are these Gods? It is the Father Yahovah and His son Yehoshua (Jesus). So now you might ask me but wait it says the spirit of God so it is the Holy Spirit, but that is not true, you see if you read the Lectures on Faith written by the Prophet Joseph Smith jr, you will come to learn more about the Holy Spirit.
Firstly let me explain something. We all believe in the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Godhead or Trinity, depending on your believes, but now what if I tell you that the Trinity the Holy 3 is from the Devil? You do not believe me, ok so God is a God of Order and not Chaos, Satan is the god of lies and chaos, so now the Trinity says that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is one being but performing different tasks, now any logical person will say but if that is so how did Jesus die on the cross and how did God the Father talk about him while he was being baptized by John. So the Trinity is there to confuse you because we have been programmed to believe that the Trinity is 3 beings in one, it is confusing, thus it is chaos, but we are told God is beyond our understanding, yet in the beginning He tells us he made us in His image. So shortly the Trinity is dead wrong and the work of Satan. Now we come to the Godhead, The Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 3 individual persons with one goal in mind. That sound more logical and more order. But now if I tell you that the Godhead is only comprised of the Father and the Son you will say but what about the Holy Spirit? But now I tell you that the Holy Spirit does not exist the way we have been taught by our Elders and Pastors.

But Reverend when John baptized Jesus the Spirit of the Lord came down as like a dove?

My answer to your question is very simple. Here they are not talking about the Holy Spirit. The Spirit here is Jesus’s own Godly spirit. Like we all have that Godly spirit because we are all children of God.

So then who or what is the Holy Spirit?

In Lecture 5 of the lectures on faith Joseph Smith tells us who or rather what the Hole Spirit is,
Question 13: Do the Father and the Son possess the same mind? They do. John 5:30: I [Christ] can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me. John 6:38: For I [Christ] came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. John 10:30: I [Christ] and my Father are one.
Question 14: What is this mind? The Holy Spirit. John 15:26: But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me. [Christ] Galatians 4:6: And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts.”

So we see the Holy Spirit is the Mind of God. But now we need to understand what the Mind is. So now we go back to the Creation.

In the Beginning the Gods (Jesus and the Father) created the Heavens and the Earth, not Heavens Plural and Earth singular. Heavens are the 3 kingdoms of glory. So they only created one planet, but that is a teaching for another time. They created man in their own image, husband and wife, but this is even before they created Adam. The Creation story in Gen 1 talks about a spiritual creation where They created everything in spirit, that is why God new you before you were born, and the second creation is the physical creation.
And the spirit of the Lord was upon the waters of the deep, Water is life, the whole Bible talks about the waters of live and the living waters ect, but the waters of the deep? The earth was without form and void, and the Gods separated the waters, space is water. But to come back to the Spirit of the Lord, in the creation story it was Jesus, he was the Spirit of the Lord as he had not yet received a body like the Father. With the baptism, Jesus received access to his own Godly spirit.

So now to understand the Mind of God, hence the Holy Spirit we need to remember that before the creation we lived in spirit with God thus we knew everything, we where full of knowledge, we had the same Mind, but we were like children not knowing compassion we only knew righteousness. But when we were born, the vail came over us and we did not remember and we started to know compassion, we were taught right from wrong. But we never had access to our true selves. So when we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit it is the vail lifting and we remembering our spirit. Does it make sense?

That is also when we die they say you see your whole life flash before you, in the spirit world they do not have linear time like we do, and in the instance of death our spirit leaves our body and it instantly sees its own mortal live from beginning till end. That is why when the second coming is here, and it is coming very soon, we will have to tell our maker the reason we did not follow his commandments.

I leave you with this in the name of Jesus Christ